Zulfiqar Babar

Country: Pakistan
Born: December 10, 1978, Okara, Punjab
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Bowler

Zulfiqar Babar Bio

Zulfiqar Babar, a talented left-arm spinner hailing from Okara, Pakistan, has carved his name in the history of Pakistani cricket with his remarkable achievements. Despite facing many challenges along the way, Babar’s indomitable spirit and relentless pursuit of success have propelled him to the forefront of the cricketing world.

Born and raised in Okara, a small town situated 85 miles away from Lahore, Babar’s cricketing journey commenced with humble beginnings. The lack of top-class facilities and resources in his town did not deter his passion for the sport. Throughout his formative years, Babar exhibited an unwavering determination to improve his skills and prove his mettle at the highest level.

Babar’s ascent to prominence was gradual and characterized by sheer perseverance. After making his first-class debut over a decade earlier, he patiently waited for his turn to represent Pakistan in Test cricket. His impressive performances in domestic cricket couldn’t be ignored for long. With 309 first-class wickets to his name at an average of 20.36, Babar had already made a strong case for himself.

Finally, in 2013, Babar received the long-awaited recognition when he donned the national colors in a Test match series against South Africa in the UAE. It was a moment of triumph for both Babar and his hometown, as he became the first player from Okara to represent Pakistan in 65 years. The immense pride and joy that accompanied this achievement only fueled his desire to succeed further.

Babar’s rise in the cricketing world can be attributed to his consistent performances and an insatiable appetite for wickets. His exceptional skills and unwavering accuracy pose a constant threat to batsmen, leaving them in awe. Throughout his career, Babar’s ability to spin the ball prodigiously and extract turn from the most docile surfaces has earned him the reputation of a dependable match-winner.

The cricketing fraternity soon took notice of Babar’s undeniable talent as he continued to make strides in domestic cricket. In the 2009-10 Quaid-e-Azam tournament, he mesmerized everyone with 69 wickets at an astonishing average of 16.42. Although his national call-up proved elusive at that time, it was merely a matter of time before Babar’s exceptional form could no longer be ignored.

The 2012-13 season became the turning point in Babar’s career as he demolished batting line-ups with immense proficiency. His extraordinary feat of 93 first-class wickets in just 13 games averaged at an impressive 17.04 cemented his position in the national squad. Additionally, his sensational figures of 6 for 22 in a practice game between Pakistan Chief Ministers XI and Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman’s XI further validated his credentials as a premier spinner.

With every appearance for the national team, Babar has showcased his immense talent and contributed significantly to Pakistan’s success. His skillful mastery of the craft and unwavering dedication have made him an invaluable asset in the team’s quest for victory.

Beyond his statistical prowess, Babar’s impact on Pakistani cricket extends beyond the playing field. He symbolizes the hopes and aspirations of countless aspiring cricketers from small towns and underserved areas. His journey serves as a reminder that with talent, hard work, and resilience, dreams can indeed turn into reality.

Zulfiqar Babar’s career trajectory stands as a testament to the power of determination and the pursuit of excellence. As he continues to leave an indelible mark on the cricketing world, cricket enthusiasts and fans eagerly await further captivating performances from this illustrious left-arm spinner.

Zulfiqar Babar Career Stats

Zulfiqar Babar Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 18 9 144 56 16 207 69.56 0 1 15 4 4 0
T20Is 7 3 3 27 13* - 27 100 0 0 2 1 1 0
ODIs 5 5 3 35 14* 17.5 40 87.5 0 0 2 1 0 0
FC 108 147 24 1937 89 15.74 - - 0 7 - - 41 0
List A 96 61 26 647 52* 18.48 - - 0 1 - - 25 0
T20s 95 36 20 192 20* 12 180 106.66 0 0 10 9 23 0

Zulfiqar Babar Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 15 28 4478 2129 54 5/74 8/233 39.42 2.85 82.9 2 2 0
T20Is 7 7 156 185 12 3/23 3/23 15.41 7.11 13 0 0 0
ODIs 5 5 294 246 4 2/52 2/52 61.5 5.02 73.5 0 0 0
FC 108 - 26100 11902 509 10/143 - 23.38 2.73 51.2 22 33 6
List A 96 96 5078 3758 119 6/10 6/10 31.57 4.44 42.6 5 2 0
T20s 95 94 2158 2345 103 4/15 4/15 22.76 6.51 20.9 4 0 0

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